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In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul
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Jul 12, 2009

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Read in July, 2009

very readable, great characters, a bit dated but a truly thought-provoking book apart from the very short part referring to egypt at the vey end (which was the reason i was initially attracted to the book!)-it depicts egyptians as small-minded and cruel! life here is hard and certainly was 39 years ago when Naipaul was here but it is a very harsh view of egypt that he shows-he made no effort to get to understand the mentality of the people here or the motivation for their behaviour...shame!! otherwise a great read

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